Gareth rejoins 'Howay The Lasses' for Stokesley Songfest. We'll also be doing a songwriting workshop on the Saturday early afternoon. See for more details.

Singer and accordionist Annie Ball, father and daughter singer-songwriter combination Gareth and Bronwen Davies-Jones, and cellist Katie Tertell began working together during the lockdown of 2021. The result is an engaging and original canon of material in tribute to the lives of historical characters such as engineer Rachel Parsons and mathematician Janet Taylor as well as contemporary figures like artist Sheila Graber.

Based in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne/Northumberland ‘Howay The Lasses’ have set out to share through original song how these characters have inspired and shaped the region and the wider world. Their music weaves together a rich tapestry of traditional sounds and musical landscapes with each musician bringing their unique style and creative background to surround and elevate the accomplishments and adventures of these special women."

"...a moving paean to the lives of women from the North-East of England, from the fêted to the altogether more obscure.. ear-catching three-part vocal harmonies.. an uplifting foot-tapping delight.” Songlines Magazine (4 Stars)

“Blows struck and awareness raised, Howay The Lasses adds another keystone to the North East musical legacy.” At The Barrier

Tickets now on sale with Early Bird reductions.